The “Red, White & Brew” event which will be held at “Ferg’s Live” on Channelside Drive in Tampa this Saturday is sure to be a great time. We are truly hoping that people find the time to make it out there to spend their evening partying for a purpose. As a foundation, we are honored to help out the causes that we do and we always take pride in giving everyone that attends a great experience. We have to take a moment to talk about one of the most intricate pieces of the puzzle with the “13 Ugly Men” and that’s our sponsors. They not only help give to the causes that we support, but they show that we as a community can come together and do great things for great people. For the “Red, White & Brew” we must thank Waterstone Mortgage who has stepped up to become our premiere wristband sponsor. They realize the value of helping out the Southeastern Guide Dogs “Paws For Patriots” program and we can’t say enough good things about them. We ask that you support those who support us. When you are looking for a mortgage in the future, we encourage you to keep them in mind and take solace in knowing that they help support the local community by giving back. It takes special individuals to take action and become actively involved and Waterstone Mortgage are the shining example of that. Their email is firstname.lastname@example.org and phone number to contact Jim Sorrells is 813-263-9166 or Arnie Diaz at 727-420-8800. Even if you are not in the market for a mortgage at this point in time, please email them and thank them for their support. We’re pretty excited about this event, because we are continuing to cultivate new events for great causes and this is no exception. We have lined up everything from watermelon kegs serving nojitos, magicians, games, craft beer, spectacular views of the Fireworks, live music from Soul Circus Cowboys along with DJ Barry Carrew who will be mixing some Country with top 40 plus a “All-American” video tribute on the projection screens. The only thing missing is….well….YOU! Tickets are only $10 for this event, but we have a couple VIP tables left along with some VIP skybox tickets as well. You can get your tickets by clicking here and help spread the word about the event on our Facebook page too. It’s a good feeling when you know your doing good for all the right reasons and an even better feeling when you’re partying with a purpose with the “13 Ugly Men”.
The “13 ugly Men” Foundation a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization is proud to announce another event as they continue to “party for a purpose” on Saturday July 4th at “Ferg’s Live” in Downtown Tampa. The “Red, White & Brew” event will kick off at 7pm and play host to live music from country/ rock band “Soul Circus Cowboys” and DJ Barry Carew. The event will feature what the 13 Ugly Men have been known for since being funded in the mid 1990’s…some of the most fashionable ladies in the Bay Area joining a crowd that will feature select domestic & craft beers in conjunction with Pepin Distributors, specialty Tito’s Handmade Vodka cocktails, a great view of the fireworks from the Channelside area and of course, a cause that is more than worthy of the $10 cover charge which is going to benefit the “Southeastern Guide Dogs” (www.GuideDogs.org) which trains dogs to help soldiers with PTSD through their Paws For Patriots program. “We wanted to form new events in addition to our signature White Party, Halloween Party, and Get Roasted events” said President David Moyer. Our continued efforts and growth is important
to the area and bringing light & charitable contributions to worthwhile charities”. Those that have ever been to a 13 Ugly Men event know that they know how to throw a party. The “White Party” that was held at the Seminole Hard Rock in mid April raised $25,000 for “Hands Across The Bay” which helps victims of domestic violence. The all new
“Ferg’s Live” located across from Amalie Arena in Downtown Tampa is the perfect backdrop to witness the fireworks as well as play some great bar games which will be set up on the Ferg’s spacious patio. The “Red, White & Brew” party is encouraging attire fitting with the theme (Red, White & Blue) and fully expect a great crowd to enjoy the mix
of live music, DJ spinning country / top 40 mash up, craft & domestic brews, specialty themed cocktails and of course the use of “Ferg’s Live” amazing venue they have built to entice the booming Downtown scene to be a part of. “We are a proud organization of Gentleman who are blessed to be able to give back to our community in a non traditional fashion” said Moyer. “When we choose to hold an event, you can guarantee that we are going to put 100% into people having a great time and of course, partying for a purpose”. Tickets for the event are available now by going to www.13UglyMen.com for only $10 and a limited number of VIP tickets which gets you a stellar view of the fireworks via Ferg’s fireworks viewing deck among other goodies for $50. They also have a select number of VIP tables available for $500 which gains entry for 6 in addition to a bottle of Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Mark your calendars and don’t
miss “Red, White & Brew” on Saturday July 4th from 7-12 at Ferg’s Live located at 460 Channelside Drive as they look to donate all the proceeds to Southeastern Guide Dogs.
Interested sponsors can contact 13UglyMenSponsors@gmail.com.
NOTE: As we continue to grow and strive to help local charities in our community it is vital that we not only spread the word about the events and the cause it is benefiting, but we hope that you will take the time to get involved. Whether it’s writing a column, posting about the event on social media or by getting involved through sponsorships and raffle prizes, we greatly appreciate anything you can do to help. To get the know the organization better, we encourage you to visit www.13UglyMen.com
THE HISTORY OF THE “13 UGLY MEN”
The “13 Ugly Men” first appeared in the Tampa area in the 1990’s as a group of 13 Founding Members who hosted fantastic parties, and wanted to improve our community by giving back. By encouraging Tampa Bay to “Party With a Purpose”, the reputation of the original 13 grew steadily, and by the late 90’s, they were ready to take the next step. In December of 1998, The “13 Ugly Men” Foundation was incorporated in the State of Florida as a 501(c)3 not-forprofit organization. Over the subsequent years, the Foundation has raised well in excess of a half million dollars for deserving charities and causes around Tampa Bay. The Foundation is an ardent supporter of charities and organizations that benefit children’s issues, women’s issues, crisis intervention, law enforcement and our military men and women.
Currently comprised of thirty-one (31) members, the Foundation is led by its Board of Directors, currently numbering six, including the President. The “13 Ugly Men” are proud to operate the Foundation with a 0% administrative overhead, which means that none of the proceeds from our events are used to pay for any operational expenses incurred by the Foundation in the normal course of business. Private donations, received annually from each member, ensure that 100% of the proceeds from our events reaches those in need. The “13 Ugly Men” host up to five events annually. Our signature event is the White Party, held each year in the latter part of April. We also feature the Halloween Freakshow, held on the Friday preceding Halloween, and Get Roasted,
held on the night before Thanksgiving. Other events are scheduled as opportunities arise, including select New Years, St Patrick’s Day and summer events.
The “13 Ugly Men” have been honored with numerous awards throughout the years, including the Champions for Children Award (2009), presented by Voices for Children, the Business Partner of the Year Award (2012), presented by the Tampa Police Department, and the Tampa Bay Lightning Community Hero Honor (2015).
MEDIA FACT SHEET
“13 Ugly Men” Presents “Red, White & Brew”
An All-American Party with “Soul Circus Cowboys” , DJ Barry Carew
Saturday, July 4th at 7 pm
Ferg’s Live Tampa
490 Channelside Drive
Tampa, Fl 33602
$10, $50 (VIP), $500 (VIP Tables)
Available at this link
A truly monumental occasion, as we visit the completed Firehouse 6 project. The 13 Ugly Men donated towards renovating the facility. Built in 1914, it sits the oldest Firehouse in Tampa, & housing one of the very few that can handle hazardous material in the state. The renovations of this historic landmark are now complete, as we met Tampa Fire Rescue Chief Thomas Forward & Chief Michael Gonzalez, as well as the Firehouse 6 crew and team. We could not be more happy to help, and support the City of Tampa any way we can.
Due to the overwhelming support, sponsors, and attendance, of the 2015 13 Ugly Men White Party. The 13 Ugly Men Foundation is proud to present a $25,000 donation to the Hands Across the Bay. The donation will be utilized towards the Domestic Violence division.
The Seminole Hard Rock Casino hosted the amazing party, and ensured all of the guests had a safe & great time. We continue to party for a purpose, and raise money to local charities.
This is what it is all about, and the reason we throw our events.
The Month of May will be another great one for the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa and the 13 Ugly Men.
All month long the Seminole Hard Rock Casino will be selling 13 Ugly Men sunglasses for $5 which the proceeds will go directly to the 13 Ugly Men Foundation!
We are so excited to have there continued support, and raise awareness of all the positive and impactful things we do.
So please go to the Casino, enjoy the venue, buy a pair of sunglasses, and continue supporting us and our mission!
Tampa, Florida -– The group has a funny name—13 Ugly Men—and they’re known for their parties. And on Saturday, April 11, about 1,000 people are expected to attend The White Party.
“What they can expect is an all-night party at one of the premier venues in the Tampa Bay area,” says 13 Ugly Men President David Moyer. “It will be one of the best parties.”
The party takes place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. It will feature plenty of food, drinks, and multiple DJ’s.
Party proceeds will benefit Julie Weintraub’s Hands Across the Bay charity and specifically that group’s efforts to help victims of domestic violence. “It’s a great charity—a great organization,” says Moyer.
For more information and tickets you can check out this website.
After an anonymous donation of $10,000 was provided for the 2015 White Party, it was told that the donation should be held to secrecy. The large donation was actually sent through the online purchase the exact morning after a Quarterly 13 Ugly Men General Membership meeting where the President and Chair both asked all of the members to try and find a sponsor. It seemed that this hit home for one specific member. That member’s name is Dr. Rob Albergo. He knew how much the 13 Ugly Men organization meant to him, and he did not want to let any of his brothers down. He wanted to fly under the radar, but the President and Chair both felt that we needed everyone to know how generous and caring the donation means to the 13 Ugly Men and ultimately what it will mean to the Hands Across the Bay. If you see him at the party, shake his hand, give him a hug or a kiss, and thank him.
With a year off in 2014 due to the May weather, we have decided to step up our game for 2015. First, the date is moved up into early April. The way it should always be.
What is the White Party? If you haven’t been, it is the Annual Signature Party in Tampa Bay. Over 1,000 of the best people in the area dress up in White and party in a one of a kind setting, with the best DJ’s, and the best venue in town.
When is the White Party?
April 11, 2015
Seminole Hard Rock Casino
How is 2015 different? Well, Seminole Hard Rock is offering food all night for our guests. This will be in the RISE area off the pool location, and specifically for our White Party guests. The menu is unbelievable, and it will even fulfill your late night cravings. The party is extended until 2 am!!!! This is a first for the White Party. The ticket purchase allows you access into the Hard Rock Cafe which is also open to 4am. With ticket purchases, you will receive a promo code for the hotel that evening if you wish to stay over night. We also have plenty of other tricks up our sleeves to make this night the most memorable.
What is the party for? Every 13 Ugly Men Party comes with a purpose. This event, proceeds will be used for Julie Weintraub’s Hands Across the Bay. Specifically for the ever going challenges facing Domestic Violence. Here is a link to the organization (hyper link to the 13 Ugly Men news post about the charity)
Where do I purchase: https://13ugly.launchtrack.events/register/13-ugly-men-2015-white-party